John Schwenkler

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John Schwenkler is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Mount St. Mary's University. His research interests are in the philosophy of psychology, and his writing has been published in a number of popular publications and several scholarly journals. He lives in a historic house in Emmitsburg, Maryland with his wife and two sons.

Recent Essays

The View from Your Front Porch

The View from My Front Porch, or Why We Bought the Farm               by Andrea Kirk Assaf Remus, Michigan....

The View from Your Front Porch

LEXINGTON, Mass. -- It is not a porch, but a long cement slab that stretches the width of our home, which we make on...

The View From Your Front Porch

Olathe, Kansas -- On Saturday I looked back from my front porch, my walk having been cut short by a soft rain. As you...

The View From Your Front Porch

Bethune, S.C. -- I am told there used to be a small dairy farm of less than 50 cows just a quarter-mile down the...

The View From Your Front Porch

Anaheim, Calif. - Nestled between busy thoroughfares dotted with low-slung motels, palm readers, and bail bondsmen, around the corner from the Taqueria and the...

The View From Your Front Porch

Queens, NY -- The idea was to design an English village from scratch, within railroad-commuting distance of Manhattan.  It was meant to include...

The View From Your Front Porch

Nashville, Tennessee -- This is a tale of two neighborhoods, a move from one to the other, and the inherent contradictions of gentrification. Our old...

The View From Your Front Porch

Mayville, North Dakota -- You're looking northwest from our front porch in Mayville, North Dakota.  The picture, taken Sunday afternoon, November 13, casts...

The View From Your Front Porch

Lincoln, Nebraska -- When I first read about FPR's View from Your Porch series, I immediately decided to submit something. Then I thought...

The View From Your Front Porch

Phoenix, Arizona -- Looking east from our front porch in Willo, you see the results of one of Phoenix's bigger Big Mistakes: the...

The View From Your Front Porch

Emmitsburg, Maryland - You can tell it's a small town when you know both of yesterday's candidates for mayor, and when the mayor-elect's margin...